Like others of her generation, Betty Cockrum had a "political awakening" in 1968.
Social conservatives and Planned Parenthood have clashed for decades, especially in Indiana. The tactics have included limiting access to Planned Parenthood services and cutting off government funding.
Betty Cockrum, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, stopped by The Times to discuss the non-profit's mission, challenges and future.
MERRILLVILLE | Dressed in feathered hats and other regalia, the Knights of Columbus led an anti-abortion demonstration Saturday outside the Planned Parenthood facility in Merrillville.
INDIANAPOLIS | Legislation that could have shuttered every abortion clinic in Indiana was rewritten Wednesday by three female Republican state senators to instead focus on patient safety.
HAMMOND | Planned Parenthood will offer free HIV tests Thursday at its Hammond location, 7131 Indianapolis Blvd.
If you weren’t shocked by the results of The Status of Girls in Indiana study, you ought to check for a pulse.
Now that the "Affordable (ha-ha) Care Act", known as Obamacare, will be implemented in 2014 there will be no need to waste $543 million a year given to Planned Parenthood to handle the uninsured, since with Obamacare everyone has to procure their own insurance.
INDIANAPOLIS | Federal law clearly bars states from telling Medicaid recipients which health care providers they're allowed to obtain covered services from.
What is the cost of controversy to you, the taxpayer?
The U.S. Supreme Court has spoken.
The Roundtable's May 31 edition discusses the state of Planned Parenthood in Indiana, the EPA's funding to demolish abandoned buildings and Porter County's nominee for the RDA.
Robert Byrd with the Northwest Indiana Major Crimes Task Force talks to media regarding shooting near Planned Parenthood in Merrillville.
MERRILLVILLE | An off-duty Merrillville officer shot a truck driver Monday afternoon after the driver attacked the officer outside Planned Parenthood in the 8600 block of Connecticut Street, police said.
President Barack Obama said he wanted to do what he could to save even one child during the gun control debate. He has a change of heart when it comes to abortion.
Some of the demonstrators who marched outside the Planned Parenthood office Saturday in Merrillville carry signs stating their opposition to abortion.
A Knights of Columbus member reads from the Bible before demonstators begin their march around Planned Parenthood in Merrillville in an effort to stop abortions.
INDIANAPOLIS | In the past 40 years, there have been 55 million abortions in the United States. With Indiana at 2.1 percent of the U.S. population, the math produces a startling statistic: Approximately 1 million Hoosiers didn’t make it into the population.
Just minutes after he sat down in my office on Wednesday to talk about his incoming administration, Gov.-elect Mike Pence hit on the very subject I had been thinking about.
For evangelical Republicans, the apex of political power and influence is within their grasp.
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